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USMNT midweek viewing guide: Promotion playoffs and action at home

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Middlesbrough v Coventry City - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Midweek USMNT action is here. Let’s get into it!


  • Luton Town vs Sunderland, 3p on ESPN+: Lynden Gooch and Sunderland hold a 2-1 aggregate lead over Ethan Horvath and Luton. The winner will go on to the playoff final at Wembley for a chance at promotion to the Premier League.


  • Middlesbrough vs Coventry, 3p on ESPN+ (free trial): Zack Steffen and Middlesbrough are also in the promotion playoffs with hopes of reaching the Premier League. Boro is tied 0-0 with Coventry as they go into the second leg.
  • Charlotte FC vs Chicago Fire, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Brian Gutiérrez has quickly become one of the most exciting young Americans to watch in MLS this season. Chicago’s decision not to release Guti for the U-20 World Cup was disappointing, but the upshot is that we can see Guti and 19-year-old ‘keeper Chris Brady in this game.
  • Orlando City vs NYCFC, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Keaton Parks, Richy Ledezma, and James Sands patrol the middle of the field for NYCFC.
  • LAFC vs Sporting KC, 10:30p on MLS Season Pass: Timothy Tillman, Kellyn Acosta, Ilie Sánchez, and Aaron Long lead the way for LAFC.

Also in action:

  • Ankaragücü vs Antalyaspor, 1p: Haji Wright has a regular-season game in Turkey.
  • Atlanta United vs Colorado Rapids, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Miles Robinson leads the Five Stripes against Colorado.
  • Columbus Crew vs LA Galaxy, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Aidan Morris and the Crew meet up with rejected U20 callup Jalen Neal and the Galaxy.
  • FC Cincinnati vs CF Montreal, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Brandon Vazquez, Matt Miazga, and Roman Celentano in action with FC Cincy.
  • Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls, 7:30p on MLS Season Pass: Sean Johnson and the Reds face John Tolkin and the Red Bulls.
  • FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps, 8:30p on MLS Season Pass: Jesús Ferreira, Paul Arriola, and Paxton Pomykal lead the Huntsmen against Julian Gressel and the ‘Caps.
  • Nashville SC vs Inter Miami, 8:30p on MLS Season Pass: Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore welcome DeAndre Yedlin, Drake Callender, and Benja Cremaschi into Music City.
  • América Mineiro vs Internacional, 8:30p: Johnny Cardoso has a cup game in Brazil.
  • Seattle Sounders vs Austin FC, 10:30p on MLS Season Pass: Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, and Josh Atencio meet up with Austin at home. No Obed Vargas or Owen Wolff, as both are in Argentina preparing for the U20 World Cup.


  • AZ vs West Ham, 3p on Paramount+, ViX+: Djordje Mihailovic looks to advance to the Conference League final with AZ, trailing West Ham 1-2 on aggregate.
  • Chivas vs Club América, 10:10p on UNIVERSO, Telemundo, Peacock, fuboTV (free trial): Alex Zendejas and América are in the semifinals of Liga MX’s Clausura playoffs. The semifinal will be a two-legged matchup with the club from Guadalajara - El Súper Clásico, one of Mexico’s biggest rivalries.


  • Freiburg vs Wolfsburg, 2:30p on ESPN+: Kevin Paredes and Wolfsburg go on the road in the Bundesliga.

Also in action:

  • Parma vs Venezia, 2:30p: Tanner Tessmann and Venezia are pushing for a spot in Serie B’s promotion playoffs.
  • Marítimo vs Vizela, 3:15p: Alex Méndez and Vizela play away in Liga Portugal.

That’s it! Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments below. Let’s see who impresses this week!